5-Day SAE International Advanced HEV Diagnostics Certificate of Competency


The only Certificate of Competency (CoC) in the Automotive Aftermarket that requires training, a written exam, and a practical exam. Training is administered by AR&D and the Certificate of Competency is awarded by SAE International upon successful completion of examinations. 








One of the fastest growing automotive sectors is the field of vehicles using electric propulsion systems. These technologies are providing significant opportunities and challenges to automotive instructors and technicians. The topics covered in this course are designed to prepare them to take and pass the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) International Advanced HEV Diagnostics Exam. Upon successful completion SAE awards their Certificate of Competency. The participants must complete the first 4-days of coursework with on-line assessments prior to taking the hands on practical assessment and final written exam on Day 5. Upon successful completion of the course, practical/hands-on assessment, and written final exam the participant would be awarded (from the SAE International) an SAE International Advanced HEV Diagnostics Certificate of Competency (CoC - Credential). 
Hybrid & Electric Vehicles comprise a significantly different powertrain operation than traditional automotive vehicle. High voltage safety systems, Atkinson-cycle engines, electric motor-generator units (MGU), and battery pack (energy management) systems are some of the major building blocks in understanding HEV systems operation and associated diagnostic systems. This Hybrid & Electric Vehicle Level 1 course is designed to provide the participant with extensive classroom and hands-on activities covering the necessary building blocks to ensure a comprehensive understanding of these HEV systems and associated components. 
This combination of classroom and hands-on course (with Day 5 dedicated to the hands-on practical assessment and FINAL written SAE Exam) will cover the fundamentals through advanced Hybrid & Electric vehicle concepts on topics such as, electrical personal safety, high voltage vehicle safety systems and controls, permanent magnet and ac induction MGU construction and operation, how torque is blended using the engine and electric propulsion system, HEV systems design and operation, battery pack systems design, operation – including its control systems and battery module types. Basic and enhanced diagnostic considerations and failure mode conditions for each system will also be covered for all of the topics within the course. Also included will be the discussion and use of oscilloscopes, current probes, differential scope probes, electric machine test equipment, and specific scan tool PIDs to be used to support hands-on exercises for understanding and applying analysis and diagnostics. 

Schedule of Training

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June 23-27, 2014

Portland, OR (Portland Community College)


August 4-8, 2014

Flat Rock, NC (Blue Ridge Community College)


October 20-24 2014

Worcester, MA (Automotive Diagnostics Inc)


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